Members

Group Leader
Dr. Bruce P. Lee

Degrees:
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
BS, Chemical Engineering, Cornell University

Awards:
2016 Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research
2014 Top 10% faculty in instructor rating, Michigan Technological University
2013–14 Continuous Submission Eligibility, National Institutes of Health (substantial service to peer review)
2011 Certificate of Appreciation, American Chemical Society
2008 First Prize Poster: Journal of Endourology/Endourological Society
2007 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Inventor Award
2005 Baxter-Northwestern Early Career Development Award in Bioengineering, Finalist

Email:
bplee (at) mtu (dot) edu

Postdoctoral Researchers
Research Assistants
PhD Students
Ameya Narkar

Degrees:
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2015
BS, Instrumentation Engineering, VES Institute of Technology, 2013

Awards:
Kenneth L. Stevenson Fellowship, 2014
Honorable Mention, Upper Peninsula American Chemical Society Student Research Symposium, 2015
First Prize, Upper Peninsula American Chemical Society Student Research Symposium, 2017

Email:
arnarkar (at) mtu (dot) edu

Research Projects:

Environmental stimuli responsive smart biomimetic adhesive.

Rattapol Pinnaratip – (Co-Advised with Dr. Rupak Rajachar)

Degrees:
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2015
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Mahidol University, 2011

Awards:
Royal Thai Government Scholarship, 2011-2016
Second Prize, Upper Peninsula American Chemical Society Student Research Symposium, 2017

Email:
rpinnara (at) mtu (dot) edu

Research Projects:

My project involves the development of injectable adhesive hydrogel biomaterials containing silica sol-gel macroparticles. The effect of the macroparticle incorporation on the materials properties and the ability to promote cellular infiltration will be investigated.

Pegah Kord Forooshani

Degrees:
MS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Malaya, 2014
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran, 2011

Email:
pkordfor (at) mtu (dot) edu

Research Projects:

Tuning the redox chemistry of catechol for wound healing and antipathogenic applications.

Md. Saleh Akram Bhuiyan

Degrees:
MS, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, South Dakota State University, 2017
BS, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, 2012

Email:
mbhuiya1 (at) mtu (dot) edu

Master Students
Zhongtian Zhang

Degrees:
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2016

Email:
zzhang11 (at) mtu (dot) edu

Research Projects:

Use wireless magnetoelastic sensors to track the degradation behavior of bioadhesive in real time.

Jonathan Kelley

Degrees:
BS, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2017

Email:
jdkelley (at) mtu (dot) edu

Research Projects:

Design underwater smart adhesive based on mussel adhesive chemistry.

Undergraduate Students
Elizabeth Polega

Degrees:


Email:
eapolega (at) mtu (dot) edu

Research Projects:

Develop coatings that releases hydrogen peroxide for antimicrobial applications.

Alumni

Hao Meng, PhD

Last Known Location: Lab of Dr. Don Elbert, University of Texas Austin

 

Yuan Liu, PhD

Last Known Location: Lab of Prof. Jessica Schiffman and John Klier, University of Massachusetts Amherst

 

Youling Xu

Last Known Location: School of Information Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China

 

Yuting Li

Last Known Location: Lab of Dr. Louis Falo, University of Pittsburgh

 

Randall Wilharm

Last Known Location: PhD Program, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota

 

Audra Winter

Last Known Location: Cambridge Major Laboratories, Inc.

 

Giri K. Vegesna, PhD

Last Known Location: University of California, Berkeley

 

Meng-Hsien Lin

Last Known Location: Genesis Genetics Asia Corp., Taiwan

 

Sarah Skelton

Last Known Location: Henkel AG & Company

 

Corey Ernst

Last Known Location: Master of Business Administration program, Michigan Technological University

 

Michael Bostwick

Last Known Location:

 

Xiaochu Ding, PhD

Last Known Location: Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr. Yadon Wang’s group, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburg

 

Shari Konst

Last Known Location: Thermalin, Inc., Cleveland, OH

 

Jonathan Anderson

Last Known Location: PhD Program, Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota

 

Morgan Cencer

Last Known Location: PhD Program, Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Joseph Gazella

Last Known Location: Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

 

Rebecca Whitney

Last Known Location: Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

 

Ryan Sarmiento

Last Known Location: HNTB Corporation

 

Samuel Casey

Last Known Location: Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

 

Hao Zhan

Last Known Location: Edan Instruments, Inc.

 

Kyle O’Connor

Last Known Location: Biology and Biomedical Science, Grand Valley State University

 

William Weiner

Last Known Location: Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University